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A few pictures of your wood forced air heating systems.

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by Gasifier, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    I got a thread started on here about pictures of our wood boiler systems. Should of just had it for all central wood heating systems. Oh well. I would also like to see pictures of all of your wood forced air heating systems. Hope you guys will show them off. I am very interested in seeing them. Especially with at least one picture of a fire burning in them. Cool to have pictures of a lot of systems in one place. Thanks in advance.

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  2. laynes69

    laynes69 Minister of Fire

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    Here is a video of ours. I will also post some pics.

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  4. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Need Pics of fire burning.

    Nice set up Charlie. Where is the fire. :grrr: You mentioned fire Charlie and I don't see one. Now I am going through withdrawel syndrome.
  5. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice set up Laynes. I can't watch youtube on this computer! :eek:hh: You guys are killin me here! :lol: Fire withdrawel.
  6. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    I see there are new members and systems so I thought I would bring this thread up again. I would like to see any pics of wood forced air systems. I like pics of systems and stories of your systems, installs, etc. Thanks in advance.
  7. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Slowly getting more pics of boiler systems in my boiler systems thread. Thanks guys. I know there has to be more wood burning forced air systems out there. Let's see them.
  8. mustash29

    mustash29 Feeling the Heat

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  9. Yagminas Masonry and Wood-heat

    Yagminas Masonry and Wood-heat Member

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    Here's my main heater...just installed in time for winter. 20kw element installed for back-up.

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  10. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice mustash29! Sorry about that question in the other thread about what you burn at home with. ;lol I forgot to attach my head that hour I was awake. ;lol How do you like the heat that baby is throwing so far? That looks like a big one. Thanks for posting it!
  11. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Yagminas. I like that Caddy. How much are you heating with that? Where does you element go that backs it up?
  12. Yagminas Masonry and Wood-heat

    Yagminas Masonry and Wood-heat Member

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    Thanks Gasifier! I'm barely heating a 2500+ square foot farm house. 1/2 is 120 years old, 1/2 is 70's construction. Furnace is awesome! I just need to seal up some air leaks and do some insulating to be cozy all night. I like the placement of the coil...doesn't cook away sitting on top. I hope I don't have to use it much....$$$
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  13. laynes69

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    Yeah get those leaks sealed up, makes a huge difference. Our home is also an old farmhouse. Its a 2400 sf Victorian that's 150+ years old. It's well insulated, but a little drafty. Our furnace doesn't have a problem keeping up, actually the propane furnace is shut off. When I look at our home and the firebox on our furnace, it still amazes me. I always like seeing other users of the Caddy on here. There's a few of us, enjoy your new furnace.
  14. brokenknee

    brokenknee Burning Hunk

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    Here is mine, an old Norther leader manufacture date 09/14/1983. As far as I know this company is no longer in business. Furnace is located in separate room that is attached to the garage. Heat is then delivered through duct work that runs in the attic. It has no problem heating my 1,200 square foot slab house. I burn about 8 to 10 FULL cords a year. Birthday party 012.JPG Birthday party 014.JPG Ash Pan 12-19 004.jpg
  15. Gasifier

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    Cool brokenknee. Thanks for posting the system?
  16. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Any new forced air systems to add to this thread. Some nice systems here guys. They make me miss my glass door. I am going to hook that Pacific Energy wood stove up no matter what! It can still function as back up and for aesthetic fire purposes!
  17. Spinny

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    *****COPYING THIS FROM ANOTHER THREAD*****

    Hitzer wood/coal furnace with 4 ton Geo.

    4 Zones: Basement - 1st Floor - Second Floor - Bonus Room (550 sq ft) Each has its own stat.

    Normally geothermal units run off 3 stages depending on the temp difference between the desired temp and actual.

    1st stage geo (+/- 1 degree)
    2nd stage geo (+/- 2 degrees)
    Emergency Strip Heat (Kicks in after 2 degree difference)

    I have a toggle switch that accommodates the wood furnace and changes the stages. I just flip the switch during times that I'm burning wood.

    1st stage wood (+/- 1 degree)
    2 stage geo (+/- 2 degrees)
    3rd stage geo (Kicks in after 2 degree difference)

    This is sweet because if its too cold and the wood cant keep up the geo helps out. (Not likely with the insulation I've got) Also nice if you are burning and the fire burns down to low or goes out the geo will kick in and you'll never know the difference.

    Blower on wood furnace is wired together with blower on geo so that once the fire starts both blowers kick on together.

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  18. Spinny

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    AUTOMATING WOOD IS DANGEROUS! ONLY ALLOW A SEASONED PROFESSIONAL TO INSTALL A SYSTEM LIKE THIS! THERE ARE KEY SAFETY FEATURES THAT MUST EXIST TO OPERATE SAFELY!

    If power goes off the motor that opens/closes the damper is spring driven and will automatically close when no power is present. There are also air sensors on the geo plenum that will close the damper should the air temp reach x temperature.

    Bi-coil stat triggers blowers to kick on. Bi-metal coil expands inside and triggers it.

    When the stat calls for heat the zone panel tells the small motor at the top of the picture to raise. This opens the damper at the bottom of the chain. When stats are satisfied the motor lowers the damper. (if all stats are satisfied the damper closes but the zone dampers all open and it blows air to the whole house.)

    This system only works well on cold days. There is always some air getting to the fire so it doesn't smolder through holes on front of stove. This works great with the geo because the geo is so cheap to run during mild weather it isn't worth it to waste the wood.

    4th pic is of the duct damper each zone has.

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  19. Spinny

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    I wish I had a caddy instead of this hitzer. I got the hitzer for $1100 but it doesn't have any secondary burn.
  20. Gasifier

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    Nice Spinny. I know nothing of Geo Thermal. I have heard it is nice, but know nothing about it. So it extracts the heat out of the ground water and returns it to the ground a little cooler? Did I hear that it only has to draw about 10::F difference from temp water comes out of the ground?
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    The bad thing about geothermal is it makes it almost not worth burning wood, from a financial standpoint only of course. Most people I know with a geo only see their electric bill rise $100 during the 4 coldest months hear in Indiana. If I didn't enjoy doing it, it wouldn't be a big deal to just let the geo heat the house. They are very efficient. Geothermal systems really shine in the summer. It is very cheap to cool your house and make it as cold as you want.

    Upfront cost is high. The main reason I put the geo in was because of the 30% tax rebate.
  22. hobbyheater

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    Old Furnace 10 cords per year just burning afternoons and evenings.
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    New one is going to burn about 5 cords burning 24 hours a day through the winter months!
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    New install.
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    First Fire .
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    First smoke up the new chimney!
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  24. brenndatomu

    brenndatomu Feeling the Heat

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    furnace etc 014.JPG The original 1940 Sunbeam coal furnace. It was long ago converted to $$oil$$

    Landoll castle, yukon, etc 044.JPG The newly installed Yukon
    yukon 94 f150 etc 039.JPG 8" x 30' insulated Flex King liner going in. It sure helps to have neighbors with big toys!
    logs etc 022.JPG This is the best I can do for a fire view. I had no view at all until I added this viewing port. I just hated opening the door just to see how things were coming along!
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  25. chimneylinerjames

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    What a crazy way to install a liner. Hey whatever works!!!
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